Bread makingLocal school children are about to make their own bread from wheat they have grown themselves by working with environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project. The wheat was planted in March and April and has now been harvested.

SVP Get Growing Project officer Tamsin Bent said: “The children have grown the wheat in the school gardens we set up for them and have now harvested the crop. The next stage is cleaning, threshing and winnowing to get it ready for milling which we will do with special handmills.

“The flour will then be mixed with local organic flour and each child will bake a roll to take home with them.”

The Get Growing Project has been going since February 2011 and works with 20 local schools encouraging them to set up their own school gardens to grow vegetables in specially made raised beds. Six primary schools took part in the wheat growing project Cam Everlands, The Rosary, Stroud Valleys, Brimscombe , Thrupp and Miserden.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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